8 Days Kenya - Uganda Safari

Departure city: Kigali, Uganda | 8 days | Departure: May 26, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Amboseli NP, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Bwindi Impenetrable | Special Interest: Adventure, Wildlife Safari

only$ 2701

who’s going

Meet the big 5, go gorilla trekking and enjoy East-Africa’s stunning nature. This trip includes it all! The adventure starts in Kigali – Rwanda and ends in Nairobi. You will go to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The forest is at the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi Forest was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site for being the home of half the world’s population of endangered Mountain Gorillas as well as being one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth.

Also, we will spend a few days at Amboseli National Park. The Amboseli National Park belongs to the elite of Kenya’s national parks. It’s greatly known for its accessibility to the hundreds of big-tusked elephants and closely bordered against, Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m). With clear weather (usually at dawn and/or dusk), you will be awed by the stunning views of Africa’s highest peak.

The park is also home to an abundance of wildlife, apart from the guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, with a reasonable chance to catch some lions and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species.

Bird lovers on this safari won’t be disappointed. Because we’ll continue the safari to Lake Nakuru. Nakuru is home to more than 450 bird species, where you can easily locate and identify kingfishers, long-crested eagles, goliath herons and most especially famed pink flamingos. Beyond the lake, the park encompasses neighboring wilderness, where you can see sightings of black and white rhinos and Rothschild’s giraffes. They are joined by zebras, buffalos, warthogs, waterbucks, as well as, stalking predators such as leopards and spotted hyenas. Into the green forests are gazelles, impalas and Colobus monkeys. A park which has much to offer for its comparable size.

At least we will visit Masai Mara. Where is a large number of other plains game include zebras, different species of antelopes, giraffes, and warthog, which are residents of the are all year round. The Mara is a perfect kingdom for the lions but there are also smaller predators such as cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals that roam the Mara area.

Another natural inhabitant is, of course, the Masai people. A semi-nomadic ethnic group known as fierce warriors and have largely remained very independent, staying strong to their traditional values and lifestyle. The Masai never hunt, but live peacefully alongside the wildlife in harmony, this co-existence makes the Masai Mara one of the world’s most interesting and unique wilderness regions.

Day 1: Kigale
The first day of your adventure! Around 13.00 you will meet the guide and be assist upon arrival. You will visit the Kigali Genocide memorial and we will drive to Bwindi Forest. Where you will have dinner and overnight at your lodge. The lodge will be Gorilla mist camp or Bakinga lodge or Rushanga Gorilla camp.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
We will have an early breakfast and get ready for the trekking! Which begins at 8.00 am. with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth! Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but it is well worth the effort. After the trek, cross back to Rwanda and be dropped in Kigali at the Airport for your late departure flight to Nairobi from 20:00hrs. Meet and assist upon arrival in Nairobi, transfer to your hotel for accommodation on Bed & breakfast.

Day 3: Nairobi – Amboseli
This morning you will picked up at 07:30 from your hotel and depart for Amboseli National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. The park is also home to an abundance of wildlife, apart from the guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, with a reasonable chance to catch some lions and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at your lodge.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park
Today we will have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. So we enjoy the beautiful skies, nature, and wildlife. We will have the meals at our lodge. 

Day 5: Amboseli – Lake Nakuru
Depart after breakfast for Lake Nakuru via the Rift Valley, arriving on time for lunch at your Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and
overnight accommodation is at your lodge.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru- Masai Mara
After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight
accommodation is at your lodge. 

Day 7: Masai Mara National Park
Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Masai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km. There is a large number of other plains game include zebras, different species of antelopes, giraffes and warthog, which are residents of the are all year round. All meals and overnight accommodation is at your Lodge. 

Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi
The last day of this adventure. We will have our last morning game drive. Then we will return to the lodge for hot lunch and at 13:00hrs depart for
Nairobi arriving at around 18:00hrs drop off at JKIA Airport / your hotel. 

  • Gorilla mist camp/Bakinga lodge/Rushanga Gorilla camp 
  • Swiss Lenana
  • AA Amboseli lodge 
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Terms & Conditions:

  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy and reliable service for all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps and cards readers
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people

Inclusive:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport in safari van fitted with pop-up roofs for ease of photography during the tour(Kenyan part)
  • Transportation by a 4 wheel drive vehicle (Rwanda/Uganda)
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured immediately
  • English speaking driver & guide
  • Drivers allowance
  • All government taxes and levis

Excluded: 

  • Visa fees
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • All items of a personal nature such as drinks, beverages, laundry and telephone
  • Tips and gratuities

CHECKLIST



The following list is a general guideline of what to bring on the safari:

  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
  • A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  • A small first aid kit.
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  • A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  • A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.

TIPPING GUIDELINES


The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day